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About Our Book 

Winner of many professional accolades, Foster Cline, M.D. is the senior author of Parenting with Love and Logic and Parenting Teens with Love and Logic. Both books are best sellers, have been translated into 7 foreign languages and have been reprinted in new editions by NavPress. In addition to these respected and widely used parenting books, Dr. Cline has co-authored Can this Child be Saved?, Grandparenting with Love and Logic, and many other works. The publications of the Love and Logic Institute, which Dr. Cline co-founded with Jim Fay, are used in school systems throughout the nation.

 

Co-Author Lisa C. Greene, who first recognized the need for this specialty area of Love and Logic, is the mother of two children with cystic fibrosis. She shares her personal experiences and insights as she raises her two special children with Love and Logic’s powerful and life-changing parenting tools. 

 

Large numbers of today’s parents are coping with children who have significant medical issues. Those who aren’t today might be tomorrow:

  • Eating disorders, including childhood obesity, are an epidemic problem. About one-third of America’s children are overweight or at risk of becoming overweight[i].  
  • 35% of America’s children were affected by asthma and allergies in 2005[ii].
  • In 2004, 13% of American children had a health problem for which prescription medication was taken regularly for at least three months.[iii]

Parents of these millions of children with health issues face significant parenting challenges. Children often become rebellious and non-compliant around necessary medical treatments, medication and dietary requirements. This can cause increased health problems and, in some instances, premature death.  Parents are uncertain about where to draw the lines of expectation and discipline so their children are at great risk for becoming entitled and demanding. Family dynamics are impacted when siblings struggle with the many difficulties they are faced with.  Couple relationships become stressed when parents cope day after day with the significant drains on financial and emotional resources that their ill children require. All of these issues affect not only individual families but also schools, communities and the workplace. We can only guess at the added costs to our healthcare system for pediatric medical non-compliance.

 

This book offers practical, concise answers to these problems that are specifically illustrated by more than eighty examples and transcripts. Parenting Children with Health Issues, in the Love and Logic tradition, not only tells readers how to respond but also shows them how to respond to these difficult situations.

 

The response of one popular San Francisco Bay Area pediatrician is typical of the professionals who have reviewed copies of this book:


“I literally felt as though the authors had been sitting in the corners of my exam rooms for the past thirty years. Every parent of a child with special healthcare needs will see themselves and their children within these pages. I highly recommend this book to colleagues and patients as required reading.”    - Tracy L. Trotter, MD, Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics



[i]Statistics quoted from the American Obesity Association

[ii] Statistics obtained from the US Dept of Health and Human Services SummaryHealth Statistics for US Children National Health Survey Interview 2004, Page 11, Table 2.

[iii] Statistics obtained from the US Dept of Health and Human Services SummaryHealth Statistics for US Children National Health Survey Interview 2004, Page 14, Table 4.


Book Publication Fact Sheet 

 

Publication Date: June 30, 2007

 

Book Type: Consumer Health; Pediatrics; Parenting; Psychology; Self-help; Special Needs; Child Development

 

Title:

Parenting Children with Health Issues: Essential Tools, Tips and Tactics for Raising Kids with Chronic Illness, Medical Conditions and Special Healthcare Needs

 

Description:

This book provides help for parents raising children with medical or dietary issues. Parents, caregivers and professionals will learn essential skills to help children comply with medical requirements, cope well with health challenges, and live hope-filled lives.  Get practical and compassionate answers to tough questions as well as effective ways to communicate about medical issues with children of all ages. 

 

Author Information:

Foster W. Cline, MD is an internationally-known child psychiatrist, author, and co-founder of Love and Logic, a popular parent training program. Previous titles include Parenting with Love and Logic, Parenting Teens with Love and Logic, Uncontrollable Kids: From Heartbreak to Hope and Can This Child Be Saved?

 

Lisa C. Greene is the mother of two children with cystic fibrosis and a parent educator. This is her first book.

 

Price: US $24.95 for Perfect Softbound Cover w6” x h9” Quality Paperback; 342 Pages

 

ISBN 10: 1-930428-89-4;   ISBN 13: 978-1-930429-89-5

 

Publisher:  The Love and Logic Press

                  2207 Jackson St, #102

                  Golden, CO 80401

 

Bulk Sales:  Contact Kelly Borden at 800-338-4065 or kellyb@loveandlogic.com 

Retail Availability: Major Retail Booksellers including Barnes & Noble and Borders; Medical Book Distributors: Matthews Book Co and Rittenhouse; Online Retailers:  www.amazon.com, www.barnesandnoble.com, www.bordersbooks.com and Direct from Publisher at www.loveandlogic.com.

 

                                 Review Copy Cover Letter

 

Parenting Children with Health Issues: Essential Tools, Tips and Tactics for Raising Kids with Chronic Illness, Medical Conditions and Special Healthcare Needs By Foster W. Cline, MD and Lisa C. Greene

 

We are proud to present this book for your review.  It is the first complete reference on the subject of how to parent children with medical problems of any type including a special section on effective parental responses to obesity, anorexia and developmental disorders. 

 

Parenting Children with Health Issues has been favorably reviewed by Library Journal (6/1/07), by About.com (a part of the New York Times), and numerous professionals in the field (for endorsements, see www.ParentingChildrenWithHealthIssues.com).

 

The book is written for practical use by parents and caregivers as well as members of the medical and mental health professions.  It explains how to:   

- Encourage children to love life despite health challenges.

- Handle refusal to take medication and do medical treatments.

- Understand and respond to ill children’s special emotional needs.

- Avoid power struggles and other common parenting traps.

- Facilitate children’s concern for their illness without frightening them.

- Promote healthcare responsibility without nagging, lecturing, ranting 
     or raving.

- Enable children to make good self-care decisions about their bodies.

- Communicate with children about their medical issues in ways they’ll 
  understand.

- Separate “I can’t” from “I won’t” and respond accordingly.

- Navigate sibling, family and couple relationship issues.

- Identify normal emotional responses to a child’s diagnosis.

- Cope with the demands placed upon caregivers in practical ways.

 

We believe this book will become the reference in its field as have other books by Dr. Cline on the subjects of parenting and helping children with special behavioral/ psychological challenges.

 

These books include:

Parenting with Love and Logic by Foster W. Cline, MD and Jim Fay

Parenting Teens with Love and Logic by Foster Cline, MD and Jim Fay

Uncontrollable Kids: From Heartbreak to Hope by Foster W. Cline, MD

Can This Child Be Saved? by Foster W. Cline MD and Cathy Helding

 

Parenting with Love and Logic has been favorably reviewed by Library Journal (1997), ranked #15 in Library Journal’s Extended Nonfiction Bestsellers (January 15, 2006) and favorably reviewed in many publications over the past fifteen years since its initial publication in 1992.  It has been translated into 7 languages and is now in its second edition.